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budget problems. this could save billions of dollars. we're only talking about mail, packages will still be delivered six days a week. we're getting a live report from washington coming up straight ahead. we're getting our first look this morning at the site where an alabama boy was held hostage underground for nearly a week as investigators reveal home made bombs during the raid. take a look at what looks like a frightening scene at the school in modesto, it was all a mock drill but was it too realistic? as we mentioned, the first events of the 2014 winter olympic games kick off in 365 days. we're going to go live to sochi this morning and to mark the occasion at home, we built our ski slope on the plaza, we're calling it lovingly mount rockefeller. >> a lot of people wondering if
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lindsay vonn will be ready for sochi on tuesday. she had a bad crash in austria and needs surgery. what she's saying about her chances of a full recovery in time for the winter games. let us start this morning with the decision by the postal service to end saturday mail delivery. nbc's tom costello is in a post office in washington, d.c. good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. this was a major move that the postal service is undertaking, losing $16 billion a year as it is forced to fund future retiree medical benefits. and congress still hasn't gotten around to addressing the issue. the postal service will act on its own to save money and here's the plan. starting august 1st, the usps will stop saturday mail delivery and will however continue package delivery and we should say medical delivery, in other words, pills and that kind of thing.
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mail delivery to post office boxes will continue on saturday. post offices would remain open on saturday. the estimating savings here is $2 billion a year. while it's true that first class mail has fallen off a cliff as you and i and everybody else shifts to e-mail, packaged delivery is soaring for the post office, up 14% in two years, because, of course we're buying stuff online and having it sent to our homes. package delivery will continue on saturday. first class mail delivery would not. in the past we've been told that congress would have to approve this. this morning republican california congressman darrel issa would support this move. his voice is important because he oversees the committee that oversees the postal service. i hasten to add, there is according to luke russert, not unanimous opinion on this up on capitol hill and it's not at all clear that this would get approval on capitol hill. but, nonetheless, it looks like
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the postal service here is going to force the hand of congress and get them to act. matt, back to you. >> tom costello in washington. big story. thank you very much. here's savannah. >> new details are emerging this morning on the hostage drama in alabama that ended in a daring raid. this as the young boy who was held captive for nearly a week celebrates his sixth birthday today. gabe gutierrez has been following this story from midland, alabama. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, there is still a heavy police presence more than a day after the standoff -- after the standoff ended, bomb technicians say they have found explosives inside the bunker. we've seen inside the rural property in alabama, where a 5-year-old boy named ethan, seen in earlier photos, spent six days in captivity, from the outside it looks like a simple mound of dirt. underground a police source says
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investigators found two explosives. the source describes them as crude pipe bombs, one in the bunker and over in the ventilation pipe which negotiators used to communicate with jimmy lee dykes who demanded hostages before killing the driver, charles poland. a police source says he wanted atejs tension, even asking negotiators for a tv reporter to interview him. police had been secretly building a mock up bunker to practice rescue attempts. when they saw him holding a gun, using a secret camera they managed to sneak inside, they were ready. they swooped in throwing a stun grenade down the hatch. the police source says dykes fired one and team returned fire and killed him and rescued ethan. his mother released this statement. for first time in almost a week, she wrote, i woke up this morning to the most beautiful
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sight, my sweet boy. i can't describe how incredible it is to hold him again. today she's holding him on his 6th birthday. across town the cards are piling up from across the country. >> he captured the hearts of all of us, we instantly fell in love with a little boy that we didn't know his last name. >> reporter: initially planned as a prayer vigil, it turned into a celebration. >> we're celebrating everywhere. >> reporter: either an is already out of the hospital. >> i spoke with someone who saw him for two hours, he's having the time of his life and eating ice cream and jell-o and have the best time. >> reporter: and online fund has been set up to send ethan to disney world. as the family raised more than $6,000 already. >> nice to hear. gabe gutierrez this morning. thank you. here's matt. we've got new information on a story nbc news was first to
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report. the white house taking heat now for a document that outlines the use of drones to kill suspected terrorists, including americans. nbc's white house correspondent peter alexander has more on this. >> reporter: good morning, the white house is expected to face new scrutiny over its drone strike policy today, responsible for taking out more than 400 terrorist targets in pakistan and yemen alone. but what if one of those targets is an american citizen? this morning new questions about whether the obama administration is overstepping its bounds. they are among the most controversial and secret weapons on the war on terror. unmanned drones used to strike al qaeda targets worldwide. >> these strikes are legal and ethical and they are wise. >> reporter: today the white house is under fire after nbc news obtained a confidential just deps memo that includes deadly strikes against u.s. citizens who are operational leaders of al qaeda are a lawful
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act of national self-defense. among those targeted, an warral aulaqi, killed in yemen in 2011. >> it is a chilling document. it sets out the government's claimed authority. senators are demanding more transparency about the strikes and expected to press josh brennan, the architect of the drone policy. during his confirmation hearings tomorrow. meanwhile, with billions of dollars in crippling budget cuts that go in effect march 1st, president obama urged congress to act. >> they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay the economically damaging effect of the sequester for a few more months. >> reporter: what exactly is the sequester? if you think as the federal budget as a t-bone steak, it is like a butcher's knife loping off a big piece, a trillion
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dollars worth of domestic spending, what experts call the worst way to deal with the budget. they dismissed the president's proposed solution outright. in a few hours the president will announce his pick to replace ken salazar. she is sally jewel, maybe a familiar name for a lot of people on the west coast, ceo of the outdoor equipment giant rei recognized for her support of habitat conservation as well as outdoor recreation. savannah? >> chuck todd is the nbc white house correspondent and political director. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> let's start with the terror policy. we have known for a while that the u.s. government has authorized strikes against american citizens believed to be al qaeda leaders. we learned the legal justification for that and some are concerned how expansive the power is that the administration gives to itself. how much of a political problem is this for the president?
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>> you put the political potential -- potential political problems in two buckets. public opinion and problem that he's going to have with congress. on the public opinion front, we saw this during the bush administration when there was a lot of angst in congress about the detain ee and torture policy. the public didn't seem to look the other way, didn't see it as a political problem because the public simply wants to see the bad guys gotten. and there's probably the same political reaction when it comes publicly to the president. but he will i think have a problem in congress particularly some democrats, keep an eye on democratic senator ron widen, the most aggressive, and savannah, this is about congress wanting to know why isn't it more in the loop? they have this expansive authority of executive power. if you think about it, in the old days of learning how it works, three branches of government. in this case, just one branch of government has oversight over this policy. congress would like to have more oversight and the ability to
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know exactly the justification when and how the president makes these decisions. let's talk domestic politics. the sequester, automatic spending cuts set to go into effect in a few weeks. for a while both sides fear theed them equally and now republicans are saying maybe the defense cuts we can live with. is that a negotiating tactic or possibly going to happen and sequester goes into effect? >> what you have is the issue of the republicans are a bit divided. old guard republican have been around washington a while. they do not want to see the cuts go through at all. think of the divide as the senate republicans versus house republicans. you have a lot of newer members, newer conservatives, those folks have come to washington in the last four years and simply said, if this is the only way president obama is going to cut spending, why not? maybe we're not happy it's on the defense. if republicans go in that direction, i don't see how it is stopped. i don't see how house republicans decide to let them
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go, not sure where the president has leverage here. but we'll see as march 1st comes. they may be more motivated to do something. >> i have to ask about hillary clinton's new website, her campaign website now links to a new page. is this potential a a sign of a 2016 ambitions or sometimes a website just a website? >> i want to say a website is just a website. if you click on the contact button, look at all of the information they want from you, your e-mail, your way to get back to you, contact information. something tells me that is not going to go away and they are going to throw it out. i think you can look at it it's the very beginnings of how the structure would be put in place should he decide to do it. >> keeping options open for sure. chuck todd, thanks so much. let's check on the other stories making headlines, natalie is at the news desk with those. good morning. >> good morning, everyone. an overnight tsunami in the south pacific damaged homes but did not cause catastrophic
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damage in the solomon islands. the 5-foot wave was generated by an 8.0 earthquake. several people were killed. and iraq war veteran has been charged in the fatal shooting of former navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle and a friend. police officials say eddie routh refuses to meet. >> my brother is detained and told me he's committed a murder. >> hold on. >> i'm terrified for my life. i don't know if he's going to come back here. >> routh is being held on $3 million bond and on suicide watch. a dramatic accident on a florida overpass this morning. a box truck crashed and ended up halfway off the ramp. its front end held in place by a concrete pillar. two people were inside the truck when it crashed. a very close ent could you
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teller -- encounter with an asteroid is happening, 148 feet in diameter with a mast of a cruise ship, enough to level a city, but not to worry, nasa knows exactly where it's heading and it's not going to hit us. a young woman in florida learned her lesson about showing respect for the court. 18-year-old pen nellpy soto got slapped with a $5,000 fine and dismissed. but her attitude wasn't con trite enough for the judge. >> adios. >> come back, ma'am. come back. come back. give me the paper again. >> it will be 10,000. >> are you serious?
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>> i am serious. adios. >> already hit with a $10,000 fine you would think she would know the judge would get ticked off with he gets flipped off so he taught her another lesson. >> come back again. >> bring her back again. >> i believe i heard you saying to -- >> yes, i did -- >> i believe did you say -- >> did you say that? >> yes, sir. >> you did say that? contempt, 30 days in the county jail. >> he showed her and in case you were wondering, yes he is very serious and taught her a good hard lesson. 7:15 on the west coast. back over to savannah and matt and al. >> getting a confession there in open court, don't mess with the judge. >> nothing good you can say about that young lady's behavior. >> order a cake from 1-800, file in a cake.
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>> mr. roker, how about a check on the weather. >>? out west we're looking at rain in the pacific morning west. seattle will see showers, clouds in medford and 51. a lot of fog the last couple of days in southern california. more of the same again this morning in l.a., phoenix at 75 degrees. we're also around the rest of the country looking at the big storm getting itself together and getting ready to make its way to the east. all of that moisture and rain down in the gulf, that's going to supply the moisture and clipper in the plains will bring the cold air. the two will collide and form together adds you make your way on friday afternoon on into saturday morning. some areas may pick up up to 2 feet of snow, depending on when and how intense that storm is when it forms. we are going to get to your local forecast in a moment. cast in just a moment. but first, we want to show you this message.
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olympic gold medal winning skier lindsay vonn is determined to return tore next year's olympics after suffering devastating injuries in a scary crash. in austria vonn had to be air lifted to a hospital. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, for 12 long minutes lindsay vonn lay on the course surrounded by medics. you can see the course snaking through the trees behind me there. in the last few hours her doctor has spoken to her and says she is so determined that she's already talking about how she'll recover. >> lindsay vonn, trying to find the perfect grip. >> reporter: lindsay vonn was halfway down, gaining speed, making a jump and turning. then a horrific crash. tumbling out of control and harrowing cries. her motion reveals how her right leg splas and ligaments torn and a bone fractured. her sister's reaction said it all.
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a fellow competitor looking shocked. vonn was taken to a local hospital. vonn is the most successful mirn skier in history. gold and bronze in vancouver, four-time world champion. she's been injured in every championship event, olympics and world championship since 2007. a win or nothing competitor. as she told matt in 2010. >> never had so much crashes and injury in one season and it was brutal. i kept fighting through it. >> reporter: her personal life is a battle too. a divorce, and she suffers from depression. but while she will not compete again this year and now on the sidelines with sochi one year away, her determination is legendary. >> if anyone can come back, it's lindsay vonn. >> reporter: her competitive somewhere it landing her out of this competition, down but not
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for too long his chip white. >> it was a very, very aggressive crash. the injury outcome, it's an injury that's not unusual in ski racing. she was back in the hotel in a couple of hours after the accident and in good spirits starting to plot out her rehab and next step. i'm confident we'll see lindsay vonn in sochi next year. >> reporter: so she will need surgery, that's likely to be carried out in the u.s. experts say it can take six months to recover. when lindsay vonn wants something, you better watch out. good news from here today, a win for the u.s., ted ligety taking the man's super g. >> we received a statement from lindsay vonn through her spokesperson, here's what she had to say. i want to thank you for the amazing medical staff that cared for me. i plan on returning to vail as soon as i can to have the necessary surgeries and i'm grateful to my fans for the outpouring of support. i can assure you i'll work as
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hard as humanly possible to be ready to represent my country next year in sochi. we want to wish her the very best and speedy recovery. >> she'll get back. no question. >> amazing competitor. coming up, very realistic mock shootings meant to help communities prayer for school and workplace shootings. why some say the simulations may go too far. the arkansas couple who hit the lottery in a big way, twice in the same weekend. first this is "today" on nbc. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents are awesome.
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about a block from the oyster bay regional shoreline. they say when they arrived people told them somebody was inside the building. the person was pulled out through a window and immediately taken to the hospital. no word yet on that person's condition. firefighters do say the fire was out within to minutes. the cause remains under investigation. time now to get the wednesday forecast. that means it's time to say good morning to christina loren. good morning. >> good morning to you. it's a cold start to the day. mostly clear. no blanket of low clouds to keep us warm. 38 degrees in san jose. 41 in gilroy. getting into this afternoon, temperatures climb into the upper 50s around lunchtime. rounding out the day between 3:00 and 4:00 in the low 60s. so a comfortable afternoon ahead. 61 in gilroy. 60 in santa teresa and 60 in san jose. tomorrow morning, showers on the way. the showers will be followed by very cold blast of air.
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that means snow for friday morning clearing for the weekend. plenty of sunshine on tap for fanfest on saturday at at&t park. 7:27. the drive is picking up, mike. >> it is. not a blanket of fog across the bay area. you have a pillow pet settling over the golf course. that's not the big issue. the issue is a crash southbound. i told you about it. look at the slow drive south out of pleasanton. the map will show you the situation. it is a tough drive. south 680 down to vargas and around the bend. a good day for part of the stretch. use the h.o.t. toll lane. slowing at 242 in the area. we told you about a stall on the shoulder and a crash still on the shoulder. we may have a lane blocked. had a big distraction there. 880 south out of hayward through to union city for the crash on the shoulder. another one approaching. back to you.
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7:30 on this wednesday morning. february 6th, 2013. it is 3:30 in the afternoon in sochi, russia, where one year from today, athletes will begin
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competing in the 2014 winter olympic games. we'll be there live in just a moment and check out our plaza. we have turned it into a ski resort this morning. complete with mount rockefeller. we have team usa hopefuls and new events to tell you about. we'll have a match against us anchors, may the best win. >> it's colder here than in sochi, russia. >> they have temperament climate there. >> happy it's colder here? because we're heading out in just a minute. >> the ski lodge is always 75 degrees. imagine winning the lottery, not once but twice in the same weekend. we're going to talk to an arkansas couple that did that and walked away with more than a million dollars. that would explain the smiles on their faces. monopoly fans you have spoken, which classic token is going to be replaced and what will be the newest game piece? we're going to reveal the answer
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exclusively this morning. don't forget, savannah and i are heading to chicago for the friday field trip. we asked us to tweet us why you love the windy city and we already received a bunch of beautiful photos. keep them coming in. use the hash tag today in chicago. a dramatic mock school shooting was just held to prepare authorities for a real life emergency. nbc's miguel alma ger has details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, the training exercise was funded by the office of education about a year ago. after the school shooting in newtown, it was redesigned, a high intensity drill for what some call our new reality. the mock massacre simulates what so many now fear. two gunmen open fire on students, through a crowded campus taking lives. this shooting just a drill but
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the drama so intense, even scaring the 20 teenage actors. >> i felt really terrified. i've never felt that scared. it was way too real. i didn't know that was how it was going to be. >> reporter: the training video includes students covered in blood red paint and injured crying for help and children as young as 12 locked inside barricaded classrooms. but is it too much? >> we need to know how our guys here and women at the sheriff's office are going to respond to an actual emergency. the best way to do that is through a live simulated training, making it as real as we can. >> reporter: set to be distributed next year, the trarning video could make its way to police teachers and school administrators across california. back in the 1950s, students learned to duck and cover. but since the 1999 columbine massacre, there have been 128 school shootings with newtown,
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law enforcement xpets say we live in a time of mass shootings. >> this is a new reality. we've never confronted this before. in random shootings and spree shootings and the most innocent of our society being slaughtered. >> we have an active shooter, stand by more information. >> reporter: schools aren't the only ones preparing for the worst. the department of home lapd security posted its own training video online, an active shooter scenario, tips for the public on how to survive a workplace shooting. >> if there's an accessible escape route, attempt to evacuate. >> reporter: new training tools for a new era preparing for what was once the unthinkable. the school training video isn't easy to watch but police say it's an effective and valuable tool. while it's not meant for students, they certainly will learn from that video from their teachers who did see it. savannah? >> miguel in modesto, thank you.
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let's get a check on the weather from al. today's weather brought to you by okkay jewelers, every kiss begins with kay. >> we have all fans with sochi fans ready to go. lenny is ready, got the "today" glove, very nice. let's check it out for you. what we've got today. pleasant spring temperatures, up to 67 in atlanta today with the cold air banked in over the plains and great lakes as that clipper comes across, that is going to bring that cold air and add that moisture from the gulf and that means a big snowstorm for the northeast. how much, that remains to be seen. look for windy wet weather in the pacific northwest. a lot of rain from the texas gulf into louisiana. 7:35. a pretty shot from san francisco. you can see alcatraz and ripples on the water. we have wind out there to
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report. mostly light winds at 5 miles per hour. 60 degrees in livermore today. beautiful conditions. 611 in gilroy. 60 degrees in san jose with rain on the way. we'll meet here tomorrow morning and will track showers on the radar with cold air behind it forcing temperature into the low 50s friday. lots of sunshine for the weekend. for our "today" winter games, the coveted gold, bronze and silver medals. which team will take them? we'll have to wait and see. matt? >> all right, al. thank you very much. one of the lasting images of the presidential campaign. clint eastwood talking to a chair at the republican national convention. so, whatever became of the prop that had the nation talking? nbc's luke russert has the answer. luke, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. it was clint eastwood's prop, portraying president obama as a shadow leader that became the takeaway from the republican convention. so the question has to be asked, whatever happened to that empty
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chair? >> what do you want me to tell romney? i can't tell him to do that. he can't do that to himself. >> reporter: a remarkable moment in american political history. witnessed by millions in prime time that went viral and spawned countless parodies. >> you shut up. >> what was it like working with eastwood? what was he like? >> reporter: all centered around not a person but a chair, which even had its own twitter handle. so where is that chair now? just down the street from the capital but not at the smithsonian. six months after its unscripted debut at the republican convention, the famed eastwood chair was shipped in a crate and found an unlikely home, the office of the chairman of the republican national committee. >> all i know is that about two minutes into clint eastwood's speech, when i realized that he was talking to the chair and the teleprompters were off, i told my wife and a couple folks that
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were around me, let's get that chair. >> reporter: it's a peculiar place for a chair that many pundits. >> being odd is charitable. >> reporter: a humorous reminder of what can resonate with the public and social media culture that has taken over politics, something he feels republicans need to embrace. >> we need to accept where our culture is at and be part of it. t and still espouse the good principles of our party. >> reporter: do you think it was a mistake? >> somewhere in the middle. all in all i would have scripted it myself, but it may just be my nature to be a little more careful. >> reporter: the chairman says it's the most popular item in his office. everyone wants to take a picture with this here chair. you interview presidents, celebrities, athletes. if you want the exclusive, let me know. >> now that you've been sitting
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controversial church. andrea canning has a story about a girl that grew up in the church before escaping. >> into the midwestern church known for its hatred of jews and gays and its infamous protest of military funerals. they say following god's will. for 25 years, she says, her every move was scrutinized by the tight-run church by her family until one thing changed everything. it's the church best known for its perceived hatred with hurtful protests at events many consider to be sacred. >> they think they're the only ones that are going to go to heaven and if you don't go to that church you're going to go hell. >> reporter: libby feltz alvarez was born into the church. her grandfather founded the church that some believe is more cult than congregation. do you think you were brainwashed, looking back? >> i think i was almost
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brainwashed into thinking i wasn't brainwashed. >> reporter: the members say they are true believers in god, but their messages target gays and jews, even children. the church posted this tweet last year. westboro will picket sandy hook elementary school to sing praise to god for the glory of his work in executing his judgment. from the time she turned 8, alvarez would protest funerals around the country. in 2011, the u.s. supreme court ruled the protests are protected by the constitution. why protest military funerals? >> they think that they're fighting for a nation. >> reporter: at what point did you finally start to think, this is wrong, what i believe in, what i've been doing? >> i had a friend, her husband was in the military and he died. and we picketed his funeral. i wasn't there, but my family was there. and i didn't think that it was right. there was a point where we start praying for people to die. and i didn't actually do that, but i was around when they did
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it. >> reporter: four years ago, she said she packed up her life and quickly left, while her parents were at a protest. >> i was terrified. i was never going to see my family again. >> reporter: that must have been the hardest thing you've ever done in your life. how did you break the news to your parents and the church? >> i didn't. >> reporter: have they tried to reach out to you in any way? >> my aunt e-mailed me and said nobody wants to talk to me anymore. >> reporter: alvarez still has regrets for hurting people, but is embracing her new life with open arms. >> i've done so many things that i couldn't do. i've traveled to different countries. i got married. >> reporter: you got your first haircut ever? >> i got my ears pierced. i didn't think i would ever do that. >> reporter: do you hope that other family members have the courage to leave? what would you say to them? >> i would tell them that i love them and that people aren't evil
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like we were taught. even though i'm crying right now, life isn't full of sadness, sorrow, disease and heartache like they told us. you can lead a happy and good life. >> reporter: a life that she says for the first time has brought her peace and independence. libby lives just 35 miles from the church but says she still hasn't spoken to her parents for all these years. she's now sampling different churches in her new world but hasn't settled on one yet. we reached out to westboro baptist and they haven't responded to our requests. this church says they believe they're saving people with their views. >> it's a perfect spespective w often get to here. andrea, thank you. we appreciate it. we are live in soeshi, russia, where the one-year countdown is under way this morning. and we are live with our own ski slope, mt. rockefeller.
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back now at 7:49 with our countdown to "today" in sochi. one year from now the best athletes in the world will start competing in the 2014 winter olympic games. >> it is closer to istanbul than the russia capital of moscow. ben fogle is there. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. behind me is the stadium that will host the opening and closing ceremonies. as you can see, it's all hands on deck as they work round the clock to get things done on time. i've spent the last few days finding out how russia plans to welcome the world next winter. it's 68 degrees. it's sunny and there's palm trees. at first glance, sochi, situated on the shores of the black sea, doesn't look like a place for
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the winter olympics. it's actually a summer seaside resort. but there's a saying in sochi, if you don't like the weather, wait a minute. this is the same time of year that winter olympics are going to happen and it's pouring with rain. let's hope it turns to snow. the winter park will be the most compact winter games park ever. the jewel in the crown will be the ice palace, home to russia's national sport, ice hockey. i got to try out the ice with one of russia's olympic skating legends. you make it look very effortless. back outside, if you look up from town, the snow is there. here, athletes, including from team u.s.a., have had a chance to test the terrain. >> skiers are like a fine wine. we keep getting better with age. now that i'm hitting 30, i think i've just hit my vintage years. >> reporter: brothers battle it out while billy demon was
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learning the land. >> next year to be a blowout year for the united states in the olympic games. >> reporter: here to try the new track, the men hoping to defend their bobsled gold four years ago. while the women's team have a new recruit from the southern track, lolo jones. >> you can quit or work harder and pursue it and go after it even more. sometimes what you need is motivation. >> reporter: 25,000 of them already excited for next year's games. time to test the snow myself. back down below, work continues. this is the first olympic park built from scratch. many of the stadiums have been comple completed, there's still a lot of unfinished business. >> the biggest construction site in the world with more than
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70,000 workers working 24/7. >> reporter: will it be ready on time? he says yes. sochi really is a tale of two climates and construction sites for now. but in the mountains, president putin has promised snow. if it's like this, 12 months from now, that promise will come true. it should be pointed out that there were some worries about trial events last week due to a lack of snow. but up in the mountains behind me, fortunately, that's all changed. president putin has promised there will be snow. i've been reassured by the presidents of sochi 2014 that they're stockpiling just in case. talking of stockpiling, i've been doing a little myself, guys, with some sochi merchandise. >> whoa! >> wow! >> very happy vest. >> do they make that for men also, ben? >> ooh. >> nice. >> reporter: they're selling out fast.
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i'll keep one aside. >> all right. ben fogle in sochi this morning. thanks very much. now to some big changes coming to monopoly. hasbro let you pick a new token to replace one of its classic pieces. >> the vote ended overnight. this morning we have the exclusive results, starting with the piece that's being eliminated. it is the iron. i love the iron. iron is no more. >> so the new token five options, diamond ring, helicopter, guitar, cat and robot. the winner, please? in a drum roll? it's the cat. and we have it right here on the set. >> nice. >> could eat the terrier in about five minutes. you can actually use. tragically, their buddy got sacked by blackouts. but it's our tradition! that's roughing the card holder. but with the capital one venture card you get double miles you can actually use. [ cheering ] any flight, anytime.
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delaying its decision on reversing a long-standing policy to exclude gay members and gay leaders. a spokesman says the police will not be voting on the organization's annual meeting in may. the decision was supposed to have been made sometime today during a board meeting down in texas. right now there is traffic on the roads. let's check in with mike on police activity. >> that's right. the commute is backing up around the bay. on the maps we show all avenues headed toward the bay bridge really stopping down. 20s and 30st. we'll focus on police activity. it's just north of palace street which is a busy east-west connector. keep that in mind. we, of course, are tracking that. meanwhile, very slow for 880 past the colosseum as well as through emeriville. it's all slow there. how's the weather? >> it's looking good.
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much better in this department. you have give and take. looking good this morning. san francisco. more sunshine certainly today than what we saw yesterday. 60 degrees in livermore. 59 degrees in fremont and san francisco today. 61 degrees in gilroy. when we meet tomorrow we're talking showers. have the umbrella handy. back to you, john. >> appreciate it. like the sunshine in the forecast. we'll be back in a half hour with another local update. see you then. the "today" show coming at you.
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. we're back now, 8:00 on a wednesday morning. it's the 6th day of february, 2013.
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happened on our plaza. we welcome you to our winter wonder land, mount rockefeller in the heart of new york city. >> in our little ski lift photo booth, i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie and al roker. this is cool what our minions have done overnight. >> beautiful fake snow. it's lovely. >> it's digital snow. >> we're going to check out the newest olympic sport, it is called slope style skiing and we'll visit with the athletes of 2014, including this guy, a familiar face, evan looiz check. if that's not enough, we have the bobsled that will be speeding down the track in sochi. we want you to share your enthusiasm for the game by tweeting using the hash tag, olympics 2014. >> how cool is that bobsled, that's a proet toe type.
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>> very cool. >> how about this? how would you like to win the lottery, not once but twice in the same weekend? we're going to meet a couple that had that great fortune not long ago. >> we have a snow making machine. >> not quite reaching us. but there it is, just proving that it is snowing. >> we're upwind from that thing. >> may get the real snow in a couple of days. we'll talk to that in a little bit. let's get to natalie morales. >> good morning, everyone, the u.s. postal service is announcing today it plans to end saturday home deliveries of letters and other mail beginning this summer. however, it will continue to deliver packages. the change is expected to save about $2 billion a year. a powerful magnitude 8 earthquake overnight unleashed a deadly tsunami and triggered evacuations across the south
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five people were killed when the tsunami struck the solomon islands. the fbi released the first photos of the bunker. police rescued the child known as ethan, after raiding bunker and trading fire with jimmy lee dykes. crude pipe bombs were later found at the site. relieved neighbored held a celebration for ethan who turned 6 years old today. president obama is speaking with senate democrats in annapolis, maryland, asking for their support to push forward his proposals on gun control, immigration and budget issues. meantime, a bipartisan group of senators is demanding more transparency and oversight on the use of drone strikes against terrorist targets. the boy scouts executive board is meeting to consider easing a ban on scouts and scout masters and it could allow the troop sponsors decide for their
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own groups. they argue that no troop should be allowed to exclude gays. now for an all baby edition of what is trending today. here's a roundup of what has you talking. new life as a baby wake-up call. ♪ >> that is little amaya dancing there's one person out there who's not yet tired of hearing gangnam style. this is little madeleine's first train ride. take a look. >> a train! >> are we going to ride the train? >> yeah. look at how it goes to us. oh, my goodness. >> so adorable. madeleine got that ride as her third birthday wish two days ago.
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she since moved into and lost interest in choo choo s. he quickly graduated to trick shots like bouncing the ball off the wall and take a look. his amazing skills have won prize tickets and it seems it won't be long until he's ready to head to the big leagues on the course. it is 8:04. very cute stuff. let's go out to al with a check on the weather. >> love that, baby edition. >> great shots. thanks, natalie. car makers usually don't want to see the casliding on the ice, but bmw of north america hopes that the sled they've designed for the u.s. bobsled two-man team does that in record time, 2010 olympian chuck berkeley joining us. tell me about this. what makes this so radical from what you have been using? >> it's smaller, faster and sleeker than our current sled. there's a carbon fiber material
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that's used and also bmw redistributed the waekt to make it more balanced. >> you have a copy of this one running right now in europe. how has it been doing? >> it's been doing very well. modifications as they go. they are doing very well. >> haven't won a gold in 77 years, is 2014 the year? >> absolutely. >> let's see what we've got for your weather today. starting off with our two systems, the clipper over the plains and moisture down in the gulf. these two systems will come together basically together and the american model brings it off the coast and moves quicker so the snowfall amounts probably a little less from new york city to boston. the heaviest snow in northern new england but the european model keeps it slow on shore and slower and more intense and that means heavy to extreme snow from 8:06.
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kind of a hazy startup for san jose. very pretty, though, this morning. we do have showers on the way but not until tomorrow morn. your air quality even with all that haze, we're still in the good range. moderate air quality up in north bay for today. highs are going to ramp up into the 60s. 60 degrees in concord and livermore today. 59 degrees in san francisco. tomorrow that rain moves in. the bulk of the moisture comes in during the morning rush. friday. that's your latest weather. savannah. >> coming up, we're going to meet arkansas's newest millionaires, they won the lottery twice in one weekend. we're going to hear their story. then the moment all of her fans have been waiting for, the return of bridget jones and mount rockefeller here on our plaza. but first these messages.
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$50,000, bought at the same store on their way home. stephen and terrterri, good mor. congratulations. are you kidding me? >> no, we're not kidding. and good morning. >> it's amazing. you bought your first set of tickets on the way to the cabin. you got some pizza, went to the cabin. started scratching off these tickets. who let out the biggest scream when you saw it was worth $1 million? >> neither one of us screamed. we were in such shock it was hard to even function for about ten minutes. when i scratched it off, i handed it to my wife and my son and my daughter-in-law were there also, and -- >> somebody's calling, asking to borrow money, apparently. >> yeah, guess so. >> all right. so, anyway, you scratched it off and stay overnight at the cabin. the next day you went back to tell the clerk at the store where you bought the ticket that you guys had won and you bought more tickets? >> yes, sir. we went back there to tell them
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we had won and have the ticket verified. when we got back there and they verified it and we did all of our congratulations and all that stuff, we decided we would buy a few more because we were going to stay at the cabin for the rest of the day. so we picked up a few more and went back home. and i forgot about the tickets when we got there. my son was -- and his wife were with us. >> right. >> at that time. and they were fixing to leave and go back to tulsa. >> right. and then terri, when you finally got to scratch off the second group of tickets, terri, i understand when you told stephen that it was a $50,000 winner, he actu -- you actually got worried because he got so red in the face you thought he was having a heart attack. >> once again, yes. >> stephen, when you went back to the store and told them you won again, what was the reaction? >> the lady was pretty much floored. she couldn't believe it. couldn't believe we had won twice, couldn't believe we had won as much as we did.
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>> $1,050,000. once you go back to that store would you buy me ten tickets, please? >> i'm getting that a lot from a lot of people. >> use the money well. use it wisely. congratulations. okay? >> all right. thank you. >> we will. thank you. >> all right. and now here is savannah. >> matt, thanks. world of literature is filled with heroines, anna karin in a and, of course, bridget jones. get ready, world. bridget jones is back. the chain-smoking, booze swilling, granny panty wearing singleton swimming in a world of smug marrieds will make her return. >> readers, media, everybody out there is waiting to see where
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it's one of the most acclaimed movies of the year, picking up eight oscar nominations and its director has a very personal connection to the movie's themes. correspondent jenna bush hager is here to explain that. good morning. >> good morning, matt. this is a movie about two people coming together, overcoming their past and dealing with mental illness. i sat down with director david o. russell recently to hear how the film hits close to home. this is a love story. >> what's this? >> i thought you were doing it. >> i thought you were doing it. >> reporter: about dark clouds giving way to silver linings. >> she is my friend with an f. >> capital f. >> for friend. >> this is a love story writer and director david o. russell had to make. >> five years i wanted to make the picture. i was given the book five years ago and i jumped on it. >> do you remember how the book came into your hands? >> sydney pollock of all these great films "the way we were."
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he had the book. and i said oh, wow, this would be fantastic. he said how can you get the tone right? because it's tricky. it's very disturbing material. it's uncomfortable material for people to see a family in crisis, to see someone out of control, someone struggling with moods. >> i thought you said you had it together, you were solid! >> i am solid. i was solid at the game. >> reporter: the truth is, david has lived this story. his own son, matthew, has suffered from mood disorders since an early age. >> nothing comes easily to him. that makes your heart bigger and you want to do anything as a parent in your life to make them believe in life. >> reporter: david found working on the script therapeutic and it brought him closer to his son. >> it was a very healing thing to have written the movie and rewritten it and rewritten it. i learned a great deal about resilience and about the relationship between the father and the son. >> come on, dad! >> reporter: the relationship between father and son is a common thread both on and off
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the screen. david's son is in the movie, playing the neighbor working on a project on, of all things, mental illness. >> is that an episode? >> get out of here. >> chasing him in his pajamas. it reckons moments of the soul when family relationships seem to happen in your pajamas at 2:00 in the morning. that's when the truth comes out. >> look, i don't think you're crazy. >> reporter: "silver linings playbook" is based on the book matthew quick, written the novel at a particularly low place in his life. >> i was struggling with depression when i was writing the book. just as dancing was used to combat depression, i was writing. i hid from my students. when talking about depression now, they would say no way, he was always upbeat, his classes were enthusiastic. i think writing not only saved
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me in a very literal way, but it saved my marriage. i think it's made me a better person, because i did this thing that i felt i had to do, the thing that was inside of me. >> reporter: you made a movie that has this beautiful, delicate balance, speaking about something that still is taboo, mental illness. did you want to start a conversation? >> absolutely. we talk about diabetes, heart disease. why this isn't discussed in a regular way. i've had so many people come forward to me and say thank you, because i have an uncle, a father, a mother, a brother who has had very similar situations to the one in your film. >> the world is hard enough as it is, guys. can't somebody say, hey, let's be positive? let's have a good ending to the story? >> andt is, a good ending not just in the film, but also for the director and his son. >> it's a very healing thing that i think will be a touchstone for the rest of our lives, to refer to the story that we know personally that is filled with hope and shines the
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light on it. you don't need to be ashamed of this. you can own it and you can heal. >> russell's work on "silver linings playbook," his best director nomination is his second. i'm 31. the last movie was reds. did you see it? >> i did. i saw this, too. it's terrific. >> it is and it's great that he could put his personal touch to the film. >> let's get some berth day wishes from mr. willard scott. willard? >> the national galleria of art, the whole operation is pretty. the ice rink is especially nice this time of the year, because there's ice on it. that's pretty clever. happy birthday from smuckers. and we have rose gamello from new york, 100 years old today.
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secret to longevity is good old hard work. and have an occasional scotch. oh, how sweet it is, bud kautz is 100 years old today. and he happens to be from exonia, wisconsin. loves to gamble. and we wish him a happy birthday. and here if you will, please, marian williams from norfolk, virginia, is 100 years old today. she is very active with all s t sorts of -- and loves the choir. henry hulter from san rafael, californ california, 105 -- good heavens. 105 years old. handyman and he goes to the gym five days a week. olga tambellini is 100 years old
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today, woodbine, maryland, just down the road. she loves to go to the beauty salon, loves dark chocolate and is a beautiful lady. now here is little johnny, john vall vallejo from rock island, illinois, 100 years old. a mechanic. he can fix anything. man is a genius, just like they are in new york when they hired me. >> willard, thanks. countdown to sochi gets under way live on the plaza. but first your local news. you're watching "today in the bay." >> good morning to you. it is 8:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. we've been keeping our eyes on the boy scouts of america today. the organization's national executive board was set to talk
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in texas about reversing the longstanding ban on gay members and leaders. they were expected to vote on a new policy that would allow local troops to decide the had issue for themselves, but they've now delayed that decision. the family is following the story closely. he is openly gay but was denied the role of eagle scout after meeting all the requirements. they call the policy change a baby step in the right direction. time to check the morning commute. >> we're looking very slow in the bay. we're showing you the center lane slow down. you get that sun in your eyes and that's causing some slowing in spots. south of there, the south bay is a glut of traffic from north 280 and 101. and wednesdays you know the commute eases a little earlier, but no such luck for 880 either direction. slowdown through fremont and oakland. we have 680 recovering after the earlier crash has cleared the lanes. back to you. >> thank you very much.
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i'll have another local news update for you in a half hour.
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let the games begin. 8:30 now on a wednesday morning. it's the 6th of february, 2013. let me be the first to welcome you to mt. rockefeller. we have this giant ski slope in order to celebrate the one year out from the winter olympic games in sochi. get ready. >> got to be careful around here. otherwise, you could end up with a ski right in the middle of your back. >> my only question is did we build the ski lodge? because i'm ready for a hot toddy. >> you know, where there's snow, there are snowballs. >> and that's why we wear helmets on this show. >> good aim. >> meanwhile, we are going to give you a complete guide to the winter olympics coming up, including the athletes come iinp and the brand new events you'll be seeing for the very first time in sochi. we'll talk to a number of olympic hopefuls, including a man you know well.
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scott hamilton, of course. and evan lysochek. and a lesson in russian cuisine. and i'll be sitting out, willie will be taking my place. >> how did that happen, al? big thank you to the park city mountain resort in utah to help us build this ski slope. they have been collecting it for us for weeks and they've been here since 8:00 last night putting mt. rockefeller together. >> great job to them. >> thank you. it feels just about cold enough to make snow here in new york. mr. roker has a check of the weather. >> a big snowstorm to keep an eye on.
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first, for today, the moisture in the gulf, clipper in the plains. that will make its way east. the two will combine friday and make its way east. you can see tomorrow all that moisture making its way to the east, snow in the great lakes. as those systems get ready to combine look for mild weather through the 8:32 on a wednesday morning. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. completely clear sky over sunol. beautiful way to start the day. 60 in livermore, 59 in fremont, 58 for oakland and 59 degrees in san francisco. 60 'n the south bay. temperatures are going to be mild for today. then they tumble tomorrow with rain on the way for tomorrow morning. a few showers friday morning. could get interesting with low snow down at 1500 feet. hope have you a great day. >> with that big storm coming,
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>> announcer: countdown to "today" in sochi is brought to you by kellogg's. from great starts come great things. >> we're back now with our countdown to "today" in sochi. featuring some familiar faces and some brand new sports. here is a sample of what you can expec expect. >> vonn over the top. >> after a devastating fall at the world championships in austria, all eyes will be on lindsey vonn, the most successful american skier in history. and whether she'll be ready for
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what would be her fourth olympic games. >> coming to the finish line. >> mikaela shiffrin, trying to make her very first olympic team. on the men's side, veterans bode miller and ted ligety. both hope to be back in the hunt for more hardware. in figure skating ice dancers meryl davis and charlie white are team u.s.a.'s strongest hope for gold. while on the oval speed skater shani davis. seth wescot wants to make it a three-peat. shaun white will be looking for a three-peat, too, in the half-pipe, hoping to compete in a new event called snowboard slope style. slope style skiing will be another of the unprecedented
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events in sochi. tom wallisch is a favorite to land on that podium. and tom joins us now on mt. rockefeller with a couple of other olympic hopefuls, who will tell us more about slope-style skiing. guys, ladies, nice to see you all. welcome. >> thank you. >> this is not new in the world of extreme sports but it's going to be new to a lot of people who tune in to watch the games in sochi. give me the basics. what do i need to know, tom? >> we're more of an x-games, action sports kind of guys. for us it's a terrain park. you go down the run, there's jumps, rails, variety of different features and who can do the most difficult yet smooth, fluid-looking, fun-looking run. you try to kind of pick a run, do all these different tricks. >> bobby, the skis, are they the kind of skis i would use on the weekend? >> there's a tail -- or rounded on the tail so you can switch,
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do tricks backwards and land backwards as well. >> carrie, danger element here? we're going to look at something that looks like if you miss it by that much, it will be a bad day. >> danger is kind of the fun of it. every day you're conquering skis. it's a rush. it's so much fun. >> we've got something set up here on mt. rockefeller. what do you call that, a rail? >> we call that a down rail. >> that's a down rail? >> set on a down slope. >> the object is to go jump up on that and do tricks once you're on it? >> spin around, and spinoff. >> tom, why don't you go first? before you go, what are you going to do? >> i'm going to do a 270 on. >> okay, great. tom wallisch. here we go. >> did he nail it? >> yeah. >> that was nailed? okay. nice going, tom. >> thank you. >> bobby, you're going to go second, right? >> yeah. >> do you have a different trick planned for us? >> left side, spin left, jumping over the rail and do a 270 off
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the rail. >> before you do this, what kind of sports did you do before this? how did you end up in this? >> pretty much every action sport, skateboarding, biking, mountain biking, and i kind of love being in the air, love to jump and having that rush. >> reporter: all right, bobby, show us what you've got.all rig what you've got. make it is look so easy. you have a background in ice hockey? >> i do. >> where did you play? >> growing up in minnesota. >> that's serious ice hockey. >> >> oh, yeah. >> how long have you been doing this? >> eight years maybe. >> is this as much fun as you've ever had as a sport? >> oh, yeah. i don't know. i have fun with everything. >> what are you going to do for us? >> a switch up to switch. we'll see. >> all right. carrie, go ahead. >> all right. thank
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thanks. >> ooh, careful. carrie herman, bobbi brown, thank you very much. team rockefeller competes, but first this is "today" on nbc. ♪ ♪ i'm halfway to your heart ♪ you have to let me know ♪ so i don't make my worst mistake ♪ ♪ turn around and let you go [ female announcer ] when sweet and salty come together, the taste is irresistible. made with sweet, smooth peanut butter and salted, roasted peanuts. sweet and salty nut bars by nature valley. nature at its most delicious.
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>> all right. we're back now with more of our countdown to the sochi olympics, one year from today. and this program will be there. we've got al on the plaza with scott ma'am hamilton who everybody knows. and we have a course they're about to embark on. >> i've been waiting all year for this. this only happens every four years. incidentally, let me tell you what's going to happen. >> okay. >> they're going to start at the top of the hill. >> yeah. >> they're going to sled down. they have to run back up the hill, then two-man sled down.
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they have to ring the bell. then here is where the agility comes in. the agility comes in, they have to step through these rings over the hurdle. >> they have to step through all of them? >> every single one. but this is about presentation. >> oh, really? >> figure skating. they have to throw these snowballs through the olympic wings and then we will determine who is the champion. >> who the winners are. >> okay. good luck. >> wait, wait, wait. what did you say right after here's what you've got to do? >> i don't even know how to get into this. >> here they go! >> wait, wait, wait, wait! >> oh, this is going to be good. >> all right. >> are you giving us a countdown? >> yeah. >> go on one. >> three, two, one! >> gone too far. you have to get rid of these.
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>> go, go. >> all right. >> two-man sled. very important. how they get off this sled. >> she's down! oh, she's up. okay. through the bucket. wow! >> great presentation. >> natalie love the spin. >> love the spin. >> that's the olympic spirit. >> that was more than just an athletic event. that was an emotional experience as well. >> can you turn around so we could see -- >> the way you went through those -- >> it's emotional, isn't it? >> it was. through the rings.
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here are our champions right here. >> the gold medal, lauer and morales. >> don't feel bad. >> i don't like to lose. >> there's nothing wrong with the silver. >> can we just do one where there's all of us? come on. >> the adrenaline. >> i just want to thank everybody who made this possible. all my coaches, trainers. >> you're breathing hard. >> no, you don't get a mulligan. >> we're working on the landing. i'm going to get out this way. we're going to have much more ahead on mt. rockefeller.
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you can't talk about sochi, russia, without mentioning the food. we'll be introduced to a whole new world of taste when we're over in russia. here to give us a crash course is tatiana whose last name is -- that's what i was going to say. good morning. good to see you. >> thank you. >> is there a special cuisine we should be expecting when we get to sochi? >> absolutely. it's not italian, it's not french. it's distinctly russian. we have very unique flavor combinations, ingredients. it's totally different and absolutely delicious. >> is it regional? in other words, russia is a very big country. are there regional cuisines? >> it's one big main cuisine and individual regions will have their favorite distinct dishes. >> we start with a classic -- oh, wait. we have to start before we have the classic. a shot of vodka. >> absolutely, yeah. >> could use that right now. >> before the meal?
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>> yes. >> i can't do that. >> you have to tell us before you drink, though. you say -- [ speaking russian ] >> mmm. [ speaking russian ] >> yes! is good. >> is good. >> okay. so borscdt is a really hearty stew, made with beef, of course, carrots. it's served warm but we also have a cold version served in the summertime. >> this is a chunky version. i've seen it kind of blended as well. >> it depends on the region. >> serve it with sour cream? >> yes. and we have toasted baguettes as well. >> what is this, tatyana? >> this is more like a peasant
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food. when people didn't have access to the best ingredients, they would come up with dishes like this. it's beef, potatoes. >> almost like an irish stew. >> kind of, yeah. with a twist to it. >> what are some of the perceptions of russian food? >> i think people think it's a limited cuisine with caviar, but there are unique flavor combinations there. this is a deep fried yeast pastry filled with cabbage. we have potatoes, meat, braised cabbag cabbage. >> anything expensive on the street? you can go there -- >> they're all over. all over, definitely. >> this is called chuba. it literally means herring under the fire. >> it means what? >> herring.
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>> fish. >> savannah, you try that one. >> i would be happy to. i'm the adventurous. >> beef, carrots and potatoes. it's a great example of what you would expect in russia. >> perfect ending to a heavier meal in russia. >> and what's the drink? >> this is a beat version, fermented drink. >> it's alcoholic? >> no, very little alcohol, like .5% in there. >> okay. here is savannah. >> tvorog. >> beet juice? >> yes. at the very end, this is a sweet -- poppyseeds.
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>> tatyana, this is awful. >> this is an acquired taste. >> tropicana is coming out with their own version. >> it's got that pickled flavor to it. >> best thing for you, right? >> is it? >> paerm. >> okay. >> this is a sweet yeast roll filled with poppyseeds, nuts, cheese, comes with a variety of fillings. >> maybe to cleanse the palate. >> and let's bring a couple over here. >> keep you nice and warm. >> we'll move over to the fireplace here. >> you've got some. >> oh, yeah. >> not to bring up old memories -- first of all, tatyana, did they tell you we were going to be doing this outside? >> yes. >> you have your pumps on here. we're all dressed for winter. >> in russia, we love to dress up.
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we love to look our best everywhere we go. >> you look great. we're at the firepit here. remember vancouver? >> yeah. >> it took about four months to get the smoke smell out of every piece of clothing we owned. it is a nice touch. obviously the olympic team has not yet been, you know, chosen for. what would it mean to each of you to make that team? >> i don't know. it would just be a dream come true. as kids we never really dreamed of being in the olympics, just because our sport is not -- has never had an opportunity. so, yeah, dream come true. and it would be amazing. >> keri? >> i agree. it has really become a dream and just to support america and represent our country is going to be such a cool feeling. wearing that red, white and blue. >> i'll get out of the smoke draft. >> same as tom and keri said, representing our country, growing up watching the winter
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olympics. an opportunity to make the team, looking forward to it. >> are you looking forward to meeting all these different athletes from all over the world once you get over there? >> definitely. so many different sports that we've never seen or been close to. so really cool to see what everyone else does, you know, all year long. >> what do you think about this exotic location, sochi, russia? is it a dream to get to go to a place like that? >> from awhat i heard it's awesome. it's right on the black sea. they say it's sort of a tropical climate out there. it's not what you think of when you think of russia, in my opinion. i'm definitely looking forward to hopefully making a trip out there. >> i know a lot of the u.s. athletes are thinking about lindsey vonn this morning, who had that tough accident in austria yesterday. we're thinking of you, lindsey. recuperate well. we hope to see you in sochi in a year. thanks, tatyana. thanks to all the folks who made mt. rockefeller a possibility. we're back right after this. >> announcer: "today's" one year to sochi is brought to you by
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good morning to you. 8:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. firefighters were at the scene of a bomb threat in emeryville. we're told it is an office building that is rented by the lawrence berkry lab. right now, working to clear out that building. firefighters on that threat. we have our eye on it. we'll bring you updates as soon as we get them. now time to get updated on the forecast. christina loren. >> no more fog to report at 8:57. highs today will be comfortable. we'll be in the 60s. rain on the way and a cold weekend ahead.
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you're a big skier. >> that will be happening. >> we'll try it a little later. >> you, too. are you going to take the jump or not? >> i'll take the jump. you first. >> all right. >> jenna elfman is with us this morning, one of the stars of the nbc show "1600 penn." there's a new episode tomorrow night, 9:30, 8:30 central. and we broadcast live. >> i'm so ready. >> this is your ski attire? >> well, yeah. that's how i roll. >> she skis that way, too. >> i have to be careful or i will be skiing on these pumps, jimmy choos, aka, skis. >> i didn't know they made skis. 1600 penn. >> you're a regular on our show. >> i did make a cameo appearance, proud moment for me. it's really cool because one of the creators and executive producers comes from the white
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house, john levitt was a speech writer for the president. >> our executive producer of the white house and our other executive producer who is from "everybody loves raymond." the amazing thing about our show, it's about the family, the first family. what happens when you put a normal family, like a crazy family with a 24-hour news cycle. >> right. >> and as we rogo, craziness ensues. i'm a political consultant, lawyer. i put my husband into the presidency, but now i'm also desperate to get support as a stepmother from the children. i run the young son's -- his class president campaign and i get a little carried away. >> uh-oh. >> by your character i'm not surprised by that. i heard you say your character, your first lady is a combination of a bunch of different ones. is it hard not to make it about
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the one who is in the white house now, michelle obama? >> i certainly -- she is her own beautiful individual person and i'm playing like, you know, in a comedy. but i was inspired by her arms and her grace and her awareness of fitness and health. and i really admire her for that. and i think all of her own personal first lady programs are founded in common sense. i really appreciate common sense because i feel like it's rare. >> that's true. >> unfortunately. >> a little too rare in washington. that segues well into our first topic in take three, talking about the first lady and more broadly about women in the public eye. there's a piece in this week in the washington post that focused on our ladifirst lady's, shall call it, derriere. >> what? i would like to see the derrieres of the people who are criticizing her. >> well said. >> she looks pretty healthy to me. she's a 5'11" woman.
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>> she is. she's a tall woman. >> statuesque. >> natalie, you deal with this, too. being in the public eye, someone who is always in view of the world, especially for the first lady of the united states, is there too much focus on wrong thing? >> i don't think you ever go below the belt on that and they certainly did. >> literally. >> literally, yeah. i mean, come on. seriously? >> judge the quality of the people's character. that's the important thing in life. are you making things better or are you taking it down and making it worse? that's how you judge people. not by the size of their tush. >> eleanor roosevelt was really a transformative figure as first lady. >> also not -- >> exactly. >> we all have the human declaration of human rights. we have it written down on paper because of eleanor roosevelt and the united nations. let's judge the quality of the
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character, please. >> now breaking news this morning. united states postal service effective in august, we're hearing, is going to stop saturday delivery of the mail. >> has anyone really noticed? >> you will now. >> they say it will save about $2 billion a year. you can still go into a post office on saturday and get -- packages will still be delivered. >> packages, right? >> some will say this will be one of the final death nails for snail mail. >> taking post hold to a whole new level. >> e-mail and twitter and all this, there's still -- there's something special about getting a handwritten card or note. >> true. >> you hope that never goes away. >> it won't if we don't let it. >> i think the post office, everybody appreciates the postal service. granted, it doesn't make any money. that's the problem, but i do feel bad for the workers. >> of course. >> maybe losing their jobs who
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do the saturday delivery. >> huge budget shortfalls. that's what it is about primarily. take three is a terrifying moment. right here on mt. rockefeller but in austria yesterday, lindsey vonn, superstar of american skiing, took an ugly spill. tore up her knee. >> it hurts watching that. >> broke a bone in her leg. she was air lifted off the mountain. she says -- and u.s. olympics say -- she will be back and ready for sochi that starts one year from today. but, boy, she really tore up that leg. by the time she rehabs it and gets her form back, it's going to be right up to sochi. >> luckily she's in good physical condition already. that will help her recover faster. >> she is such a fierce competitor. we saw this before in torino. she had a massive fall and injury. >> right. >> she got up and competed two days later. so, she's come back from injury many times before, as most olympic athletes have faced injury at some point in their
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careers. she'll be back. she released a statement this morning saying thanks to all her fans but also for their support. count on her because she'll be out there in sochi. >> she had a shin injury in vancouver and still won the gold medal. >> you can be done being injured now. you've had plenty. >> are you an olympic fan? >> we want her there. >> winter or summer? >> i love both. i think it's -- the way it brings the whole planet, everybody, every country together and it just bonds us in a way that is very high spirited and always rejuvenating. >> what would it take to get you up in a tube with the jimmy choos on? >> give me a pair of pants. >> we'll start with the pants. >> it may be nice to go to sochi and then send postcards. >> hey! >> so people are using the mail. >> there you go. he brings it all right back. jenna, it's great to have you here. >> thanks for having me. >> new episode of "1600 penn" tomorrow night, 9:30, 8:30 central here on nbc. thank you, jenna. we want to send it inside
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now to tamron for a look at the rest of today's stories. good morning, everyone. powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake overnight released a deadly tsunami. at least five people were killed when the tsunami struck a remote part of the solomon islands. president obama is nominating sally jewell, replacing ken salazar. today the president huddles with senate democrats in annapolis, maryland, hoping for a united front as he tackles immigration, gun control and his proposal to avert sweeping cuts due to go into effect march 1st. meantime the administration is facing criticism over the justice department document saying drone strikes are lawful against terrorists even if they are americans. aclu calls the document, quote,
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chilling. rescue of a young boy from an underground bunker in alabama. today the child turns 6 years old. officials say the man who held him rigged that bunker with explosives, described as crude pipe bombs. officials saw the man holding a bomb, they threw a stun grenade inside and stormed the bunker. they shot and killed the gunman and rescued that little boy. the boys mother said she can't describe how incredible it is to hold her son again. the pentagon is expected to announce soon that it will begin extending some benefits to same-sex couples who previously have been denied. it's not clear how extensive the list of additional benefits will be. the move comes about a year and a half after the official end of don't ask, don't tell. some students from sandy hook elementary will be part of the preshow for this sunday's grammy awards. children recently recorded "over the rainbow" to help newtown, connecticut, heal from the december tragedy at that school. a different group of newtown
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children performed at the super bowl with jennifer hudson. and it's not exactly nemo, but an orange and white gold fish has found a human friend. the disabled fish now sports, take a look closely, special sling to help it get around the tank. its owner says the fish may look silly but he adds it's better than lying at the bottom of the tank all day. i add it's better than floating at the top. it is now nine minutes after the hour. now let's get a check of the weather from al. >> and then you finish like that? >> i said it's better -- no. you missed the point. it's better than floating at the top. >> we got that. >> i know! >> why did you bring that up? >> it's the truth. i'm just giving the lessons of life. circle of life, brother. circle of life. >> circle of life and when an animal comes out -- we don't talk about it. >> how about brighten things up
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with a look at the weather? >> i don't think i can go on. hey, do you know what burns my -- firepit a little high. >> whoo! >> any way, this storm system, a developing clipper over the plains. lot of -- tons of moisture over the gulf. those two storms are going to form friday morning. the american model brings it offshore and quicker so we don't get quite as much snow out of this thing. we're talking about heaviest snow in northern new england. however, the european model friday to saturday keeps it closer to shore, slows it up and make it is much more intense. and we all like european models. all love european models. anyway, from just new york city into boston, portland, we're talking extreme amounts of snow. some areas could be picking up, we're talking, two feet of snow by saturday afternoon. still a little early to get you all worked up about this, but we want to let you know so that you 9:11. good morning.
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meteorologist christina loren. this, of course, san francisco, where you can see for seven miles. great visibility. lots of sunshine on tap. temperatures will warm up five degrees from yesterday's highs. 61 degrees down in gilroy. 69 degrees for san francisco. getting into the next couple of days, the rain returns tomorrow morning. cool conditions for the weekend. and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. >> coming up next, olympic figure skating champion evan lysacek on our rockefeller rink. also scott hamilton will be joining us and talking about olympic hopefuls on the ice. right after these messages. ♪
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>> announcer: "today" at the rink is brought to you by smucker's. with a name like smucker's, it has to be good. >> this morning on "today" at the rink, we are honored to have two of our all-time favorite olympians with us today. scott hamilton, you remember him, won the gold in 1984. and was our lovely judge earlier today. now announces figure skating for nbc and evan lysacek, happy to be representing the u.s. again in sochi. let's talk, first, scott, about the ladies and what we can
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expect. 2010 in vancouver, the ladies did not get on the medals stand. >> for the first time. >> for the first time since 1964. ashley wagner is a name we're going to hear a lot. >> the first woman to defend the u.s. title since michelle kwan. michelle left competitive figure skating. she carries herself like a champion, beautiful skater, very mature. it's a competitive sport. right now there's a couple young ladies coming up that are just incredible. you have gracie gold. >> god last name. >> great last name, very marketable. she's terrific. she has great techniques. an emerging artist. still looking for that maturity but she has all the goods. everything is there. and she's poised to kind of make a move to be the next great lady skating champion for the united states. ashley and gracie are going to be -- coming back next year, won the nationals two times.
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in the ladies department, the united states is looking pretty good. >> all right. evan, let's talk about your chances. you haven't competed since vancouver. you, of course, won gold back then. you hope to defend the title. what do you think it will take to get back out there? a lot of skeptics are saying i don't think he can do it. >> i hope to follow in the footsteps of our good friend, dick button. hoping to carry on that tradition, back in full training. this is my goal for the next year. i'm going to live this goal. >> another name in the men, max aaron. >> love that name, max. >> it's a good one. >> max did something -- it's kind of like the next wave of what's going on in figure skating and that's the quad is everything. opened with two beautiful quads. an incredible jumper. could use a little work on the artistic side. he's an amazing jumper and just threw it down at nationals. >> we'll let evan get a chance to perform now, too, see if he can throw down on our
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rockefeller rink. evan lysacek, as you get into place, i'm going to say thank you, as always, to the lovely scott hamilton. come on over. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> evan lysacek, thank you. coming up, more of our countdown to sochi from mt. rockefeller, right after this. at a dry cleaner,
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super poligrip free made the kiwi an enjoyable experience. [ charlie ] try zinc free super poligrip. [ humming ] [ babbling ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios you're watching "today in the bay." >> good morning, 9:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. just in, police say they have new information in the kevin collins cold case investigation. and they plan to release that
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information at 2:30 this afternoon. collins was last seen leaving his school in february of 1984. he was just 10 years old at the time. of course we'll be at today's police briefing and have the latest on nbc bay area news at 5:00. firefighters are still at the scene of a bomb threat in emeryville where bomb sniffing dogs have been called in to search the building. that building is an office space of the berkeley labs. everyone inside has been evacuated safely. right now we have no details on the threat or how it was communicated to officials. here you go little man.
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[ humming ] [ babbling ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios ♪ the one and only, cheerios welcome back. the time now 9:28. this, of course, san jose. beautiful day shaping up. lots of sunshine. just a little bit of haze overhead and low clouds that are quickly burning off. 45 right now in san jose.
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50 in gilroy. take you to lunchtime. temperatures climbing to 60s by noon like antioch for example. and to round out the day 60s all across the bay area. 58 degrees in san francisco. we've got rain on the way. it's been dry so far this february. first storm rolls in tomorrow morning. low snow levels will accompany that system as we head to friday morning. 9:28. it's busy out there, mike. >> really busy at the bay bridge toll plaza. up until five minutes ago there was a crash blocking folks coming off the overpass. you see a stream of cars and start to smooth out as you're approaching the toll plaza, but a late burst. all is now clear. north 880. clear past the coliseum, up to downtown. friday had a tough drive. just north of the freeway. an accident cleared right there. circled south 880 heading to newark. and your northbound routes are
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recovering now. 101, 280. rchltz thanks for the update there. we'll have another local news update for you in half an hour or so. . back now with more of "today" on a wednesday, february 6th, 2013. i'm al roker, along with willie geist, natalie morales and tamron hall. >> how are you doing, tamron?
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>> that's right. >> willie set me up. he said take this one, tamron. >> getting the bulk of the jet fumes here. >> you think? >> okay, welcome back to mt. whiner here on the plaza. >> good times. >> to get you excited for the skiing competition at the 2014 winter games in sochi, exactly one year from today. >> all right. but a little bit closer, right around the corner, actually, valentine's day is next week. >> yes. >> coming up, we've got some great out-of-the-box ideas for gifts for your loved ones. starting off with today, we've got a lot of heavy rain down in the gulf coast. we've got a clipper coming across the plains. you put the two of those together and we're going to be talking about a big storm friday afternoon along the east coast, wet weather in the pacific northwest. tomorrow you can see all of that moisture making its way to the
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east all the way to the north. wet weather in the 9:31 on a wednesday morning. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. comfortable day shaping up. 61 in gilroy, 59 in los gatos with rain on the way just a couple hours away from getting some light drizzle now up in the north bay, but the main cold front arrives tomorrow morning mostly between about 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. the bulk of the moisture will come through. then the cold blast that follows behind will lead to low snow levels on friday morning. and that's your latest weather. >> al, thanks a lot. let's say hello to our good friend, yvette nicole brown, without jacket, i should point out. >> i'm from ohio, cleveland. this is our polar bear club. >> you're good. >> we won't make you dive into water. >> no water. this is enough. >> you are tough, much tougher than the rest of us. new season of "community," the
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fourth season begins tomorrow night. >> yes. >> 8:00, 7:00 central. a lot of people champing at the bit for this one. we thought we would get you in october. we had to wait for this one. >> we had to switch it out. we keep you on your toes. so october 19th has become february 17th. you never know when october 19th is going to fall. >> you did a whole halloween episode. >> we went out and did every holiday. we put little easter eggs in there. we'll make a reference to valentine's day and christmas. whenever it airs, it will be fine. >> shirley, is she finally going to get that sandwich shop? >> she may get a sandwich shop, you guys. this might be the year for shirley. it's looking good for her. >> meanwhile, joel mchale. >> we love you, joel mchale. >> yes. >> he makes references about the show that they're graduating. does this mean the end of
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"community." >> some people may be graduating. >> okay. >> it's a big episode. it's in may. >> and other students maybe coming in. >> maybe coming in. leonard, one of the characters has been on there for about 100 years. >> he never graduates. >> he never graduates. >> this show, it -- the fans love this show. they would not let it go away. >> we would not still be on the air for the fourth season if it were not for the fans. we see them as part of the family, too. the writers, producers, cast and crew and the fans. >> we are so glad to see you back with millions of other americans. >> thank you. >> tomorrow night 8:00, 7:00 central here on nbc, the fourth season of "community." >> good to see you, but stay warm. >> you stay warm. you have to be out here. >> i heard you say something about something in your -- back there, too. you were whining, too, mt. whiner. >> i could say something about mt. whine. >> coming up next, a modern clip
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chocolate's better with m. this morning on "today" celebrates valentine's day, gifts that are outside the box, chocolate and roses are always good ideas. but this year, want to go beyond the traditional? amy e. goodman is senior contributor at the good to see you. >> glad to be here. >> roses and chocolates are nice. what's the alternative? >> give her a flower that will last forever, such as these rings by liz palazzio. 60% of the things i'm featuring are from artisans and small vendors. it has enamel and an adjustable ring band. you doesn't need to know her exact ring size in order to pull this off. little bit of sparkle with the swarovski crystals. a flower that will last the test of time. >> i love that. sending chocolates to sending something yummy in the shape of
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a heart. >> heart-shaped whoopie pies. this is the southern red velvet flavor. they're also available in vanilla. order by today, end of day in order to get it time fin time f valentine's day. skipping the champagne glasses, going for something more personalized. >> personalized barware from uncommon send in your initials of you and your loved one and an important date, maybe the first date, first time you kissed. get two wine glasses, two pilsners or one of each. >> you can get them in time for valentine's day? >> if you order by end of day today. >> substituting a bottle of wine for -- >> this is from laura angler, wine-inspired cosmetics, using grapeseed oil and wine extract, a very powerful antioxidant. to note for the foundation, it is available in five different skin shades.
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>> very nice. i love that they use -- people talk about the benefits of having wine products with extracts in. >> some of them kind of smell a little bit like wine as well. >> that's nice. >> alternative for a guy. >> complete shaving kit, from your preshave to aftershave. sandalwood, as a scent, is an aphrodisiac. you get two in one here. >> nice. >> and instead of jewelry? >> jewelry mirror box. they start at $24. you can buy more than one, stack them up and really make a statement. >> and making a statement instead of a locket, you have something called the lock bag? >> that's right. at blush we're all about the latest in fashion and beauty. one thing that is trending right now is tripped out little wallets and accessories that have gromets and things like pave hearts. this is kind of sexy cool, which we absolutely love. date night. >> adorable. instead of champagne,
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champagne-colored iphone case? >> drink the champagne, too, but this is from p & j design. she's never going to misplace her iphone again. >> pillows are a replacement for what? >> making a connection not ohm on the phone but connecting your heart strings. heart strings map pillow from the felix street studio. send in your zip code. she connects you forever this way. >> super cool. >> monogrammed con verse for guys and gals. don't say i love you just once. say i want to run away with you forever. >> you can get these monogrammed in time? >> yes. order by the end of the day today. all set for your gift giving. >> beautiful. happy valentine's day. >> oh, thank you. tech gadgets for seniors, up next, when we come back. [ female announcer ] switch to swiffer 360 dusters extender, and you'll dump your old duster. but don't worry, he'll find someone else. ♪ who's that lady? ♪ who's that lady? ♪ sexy lady, who's that lady? [ female announcer ] swiffer 360 dusters extender
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this morning on "today's" tech, new products for seniors to make their lives easier. jim miller is the editor of the syndicated column. good to see you. >> you, too, al. >> we've all seen the commercials, i've fallen and i can't get up. we all joke about it, but it's a serious issue. >> it is. >> you have a loved one who is older, living at home alone. >> exactly. >> you don't know what to do. so we've seen these. how have they improved over the years?
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>> amazingly. the technology is really amazing to help seniors stay home longer. the first device is a medical alert device, lifeline. the senior wears the pend ant around their neck. they can push the button to call for help if they need it. this has an extra feature where there are fall detection sensors built into the pendant button. >> so the senior doesn't have to press it? >> that's right. if they fall and become dis disoriented, which is very common, this summons help for you. >> what does this go for? >> about $40 a month. >> you have it, want peace of mind but spend a little less. >> two big-button senior-friendly phones. and the pend ant button that the senior wears around their neck. you can make and receive calls right from the pendant or backside of the pendant. it has two emergency contacts you can program in if you fall and you're in a jam. >> what is this one? >> mobile alert twice for
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anywhere you happen to be. if you are out taking a walk, you press one button. the operator comes on the line to find out what's wrong. it has gps technology so they know your exact location to send help. >> wow! these more home based, this one, anywhere. >> anywhere you want to be, yeah. >> we come to something more sophisticated. >> this is the grand care system. comprehensive home monitoring system that has a lot of different technology products include i including this sensor here that goes in your loved one's home t tracks and learns the routines and behavior. so if something out of the ordinary happens, like a fall or they didn't get out of bed at their usual time, the system would recognize that and then call for help. it also has a social component, al, that allows you to reach out to your loved one. this goes in your house. it's a senior friendly computer, has video chat capabilities. you can send them messages, pictures, all kind of stuff. >> i always worry about my mom taking her medication. >> very important. this is the med minder, computerized pill box that flashes like you see here and beeps to remind you to take your medication. if you don't take it, it will
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call you on your phone to remind you. if you still don't take it, it will call your loved one to let them know you haven't taken it. >> what do we have here? >> it dispenses the medication in these cups, uses verbal reminders. >> how does something like that go for? >> $75 a month. >> that's not bad. >> gps, to take care of your loved ones, especially that have dementia, gps in the heel. track your loved one. >> little unsteady on their feet? >> the hurry cane. it has a pivoting head for extra stability. stands up on its own real convenient. >> i think i'm really close to needing that. jim miller, thank you very much. >> thank you, al. skiers to keep an eye on as we countdown to the winter games in sochi, russia, live from mt. rockefeller. first this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: countdown to "today" in sochi is brought to you by kellogg's. from great starts come great thing things. >> spending the whole morning looking ahead to the sochi winter games one year from today. natalie and i are high above mt. rockefeller. good to see you. >> hi, guys. >> let's talk about lindsey vonn. terrible spill. >> terrible. >> tore up the knee. what are the odds that she'll be back for sochi and back to lindsey vonn strength? >> think back to 1998. tore up her knee, 14 months, 13 months in almost the same way. that was almost dinosaur years back then, when they didn't know as much as they do now. nfl's mvp tore up his knee. if you know lindsey vonn and her fighting spirit you have to think that the odds are really, really good that, in fact, she
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will come back. >> acl, mcl and the tibiaa bone, that's going to be a long recovery, six months or so. >> for sure six months before she's back on skis. mcl, not a big deal, broken bone, not a big deal. acl, yes, that is a problem. americans are not so good at slalom skiing. think about two people tearing it up on the world cup, mikaela shiffrin has two world cup victories under her belt. that's unheard of for an american. she really is a gold medal threat in sochi. >> we heard ted ligety, a name we got to know very much so in vancouver. he actually scored today, did well, won the super g. >> ted won the super g. he is more of a giant slalom specialist but came out and won the super g today in austria.
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he is -- bode miller is the guy most people think of when they think of an american skier, but ted is really -- he has got to be considered one of the strongest american skiers next year. >> speaking of bode, how about his chances? >> the enigma. he did a smart thing taking this year off. he told everybody he wants to come back and come back strong next year. for all of us who love alpine racing there is nothing more exciting than watching bode miller ski. he is like -- there's nothing like watching bode ski. >> you can't talk about the american olympic team without talking about shaun white. does he go back in sochi? >> half-pipe for sure you have to think he is the medal favorite. there are some people in that discipline who are real competitors. shaun will have to step it up in the other event to be a gold
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medalist. >> what do you do after that? >> there's a famous song that says time doesn't wait for anyone and shaun is not 19 years old anymore. >> that's true. >> you've been to sochi three times. >> three times. >> what's the progress report over there? >> a work in progress. still very much a heavy construction site. they will get it done. absolute absolutely. this is not like any place you've ever been. they will get it done. >> take a run with us here down mt. rockefeller? >> absolutely. >> okay. let's go, boys. >> ladies first. >> nice. good form. whoo-hoo. we all made it alive. no injuries to report this time. >> look forward to talking to you a lot more over the next year leading up to sochi. >> kathie lee and hoda, they're drinking again. after your local news and weather.
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you're watching "today in the bay." >> it is 9:56. good morning. i'm marla tellez. an overnight fire in san leandro has now turned deadly. firefighters are still on the scene at the house on neptune drive. flames broke out just about 5:00 this morning. the person was pulled out through a window and immediately taken to the hospital. we've just learned that that person died a short time later. firefighters say the flames were out within 20 minutes. the cause is under investigation. let's go ahead and take a look at the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> thanks, marla. we'll see a lot of sunshine for today. temperatures will climb to the 60s. 61 in gilroy. and right around 60 in santa
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teresa. starting to get some action north of the golden gate bridge. that front moves to the south by about 11:00 a.m. then it's going to be very cold as you continue through the remainder of the week. only hitting the 50s as we get into friday. low snow levels potentially down to 1500 feet. let's check the drive. good morning, mike. >> good morning. right here this shot in san jose wide open spaces as the dixie chicks would say. this is a smooth ride at 680, but look at 101 farther north on the map. heading up past the airport, they're still slow there as well as 280 and 85. the traditional spots seeing the last bits of that commute. but here in mountain view, both directions north and southbound 101 approaching 85, reports of debris in the roadway, so there's slowing there. but that's usually the last to slow the cleanup. look it's starting to clear up here at fremont and into
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milpitas. we're still slow past the coliseum. heading north past high street. and the bay bridge that backup has started to calm down once again. no problems on the overpass, just as you approach the toll plaza and the metering lights. >> on the road again, as willie nelson would say, mike. [ mom ] dear chex cereal,
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i just had to write. you can't imagine how long i've been searching for something like this for my family. i'm amazed you make so many great flavors that are gluten free. my guys are crazy for chocolate chex and honey nut chex. for me, it's cinnamon. it means a lot to be able to give them something that's good for them, that also puts smiles on their faces. 'cause i really love those smiles. we're the harris family. and we love chex. [ male announcer ] love chex? connect with us on facebook. from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" and a special day for a very sober kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in
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rockefr plaza. oh! it is here. wines day wednesday. >> february 6th. much to do about such a silly thing. >> very important thing. look at her trying to clean. leave it around. here's the thing, as you know, it's been quite a month. we haven't been drinking on the air. we want to know it's been hell for us. let's just take a look back, shall we? >> welcome to fun day monday. >> wineless wednesday. >> thirsty thursday. >> friday! >> i'm thirsty. >> 28 days. tomorrow's the beginning of a very tough month for us. >> 20. >> 19 days to go. >> six. >> two weeks! >> 23 days. >> 15. >> this is only day three?
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>> this is only day ten? >> slowest process. >> what is this? >> how about a sip of something? >> no. >> here's another virgin drink. >> mocking us for a month. >> orange juice. >> i hate it. >> you could get used to that. >> i don't suppose if you were desperate. >> last one. needs something. >> people are sending us vino, and we can't drink it. >> hoda's been cheating. february, which is a short month. >> oh, well. >> you know what, the time has come. >> it is. >> the time has come. we need a little musical interlude. do you feel it? i think we need a little something. >> oh! >> it was a hit. >> oh! >> i think i need to see some i.d. >> here you go, ladies.
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>> thank you, very much. >> those things hold a -- is there a bottle in here? >> two. >> two and a half. >> thank you, thank you. >> thank you, guys. >> personally. >> thanks, appreciate it. >> let's have our first sip, shall we? >> what time is it, wherever you are. let's do it. >> that is delicious! >> it's that red! >> we love it. >> all the profits go to heart health! >> still trying to make it legit. you know what, i wrote on my twitter page, and someone wrote, oh, you're having sex? >> oh! >> that's what they wrote. twitter is awful. it's like the worst thing ever. we're not the only people celebrating. >> worldwide celebration. >> we had no idea it was so huge.
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let's look. where is this? >> everywhere. doesn't matter. london, berlin, rome, and my personal favorite, moscow. >> we're glad everyone's joining this celebration. you know, this has not been easy. not just for us, but those who work with us. >> really? i thought we were delightful through the whole thing. >> they haven't been happy. >> who cares? let's listen. >> i think kathie lee and hoda handled the pressure of not drinking on air for a month remarkably. i think they just upped their off-air drinking by probably 30%. >> i don't know how it went on air, but can i tell you the make-up room was hell, complete and utter hell. i've never seen ruder women in my life. >> they actually continued to drink behind the set and during
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commercials, so i think the fact that they didn't stay sober during their month of sobriety really eased the tension around here. >> so, really, what's changed? they get on the cover, so now they are complete perfect human beings, and now that their month is up, they can go back to pillaging and robbing, slashing tires. really, ladies home journal, what were you thinking? so, you got them on the cover. that's fantastic. now, okay, they are going to be on the cover of "law enforcement monthly." spectacular. that's great. >> that's funny. >> all i have to say about them drinking again is hallelujah. seriously. couldn't happen soon enough. welcome back, ladies. it's nice to have you back to your old self. >> aren't they lovely? aren't they wonderful? by the way, we are going to be on the cover, but it's "aarp."
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>> so there. "ladies home journal." we have a bone to pick with them. they sent over a little love. we heard a rumor. >> they were personally afraid to come. >> hold on. almost impossible. >> thank you, jerry! >> we want to thank everybody over there very, very much. >> there's a card. >> let's hope it's in big print. >> kathie lee and hoda, we thought you might be a little thirsty. enjoy. thank you so much for playing along. we're already cooking up new challenge ideas for 2014. cheers. >> thank you very much. >> thank you very much. we have to do it again? >> no, we're not doing it again. >> jerry, can we give this to you? it's so huge. >> we know you have a very big back problem. hoda doesn't care. i do, jerry. thank you, jerry, what a man. we have lots to celebrate. >> we are going to los angeles, everybody. just in time for a nor'easter coming here in new york. ♪
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>> we're going to have some fun. it's going to be a big west coast party. >> all the details are coming about, even as we speak. things are changing even as we speak. go to for the details on where to see. >> we're going to have a lot of fun. >> one of them is blake shelton is going to be with us. >> we want you to come. bring creative signs, because if you have good signs out there from whenever we're broadcasting. >> which we'll be announcing soon. >> we may put you on tv for that. >> we hope you guys will join us. nothing is worse than if you're out trying to have some fun and nobody is there. you have to come. the fact that it's this weekend, no excuses. >> yes, a saturday and a sunday. you have nothing going on. >> later it's tuesday and wednesday, you know, call in sick. so, here's the deal. yesterday -- >> got in a lot of trouble. >> we did? >> i'm not in trouble. >> we talked about that godaddy
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add, remember that one? it's some kind of web something. >> see, they've gotten more press, but nobody knows what go daddy is. anybody here know what godaddy is? >> you buy websites. >> okay, so here's the thing, we showed you video of refaeli kissing the geeky guy. we were saying, wow, people don't like to watch very, very attractive people making out with other people? everyone wrote in and they were very upset. they said it had nothing to do with who was more or less attractive, what grossed them out was the sound, the slurping sound. so let's listen.
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>> get your domain and website at >> we were doing our own sound effects. >> i didn't hear anything the first time. >> i don't think it was the hearing. i think people were just saying that. >> when smart meets sexy, which one's sexy and which one's smart? that was the whole point of the thing. >> smart means sexy? >> yeah. >> didn't notice it. that will ferrell one was equally cringy. will ferrell, we're used to seeing him do crazy antics. look here. >> people are saying in general they don't like these pda things. >> there's a poll on our website. we asked if you think watching making out is gross or not, something like that. >> you know what it doesn't explain? apparently, there's a huge, huge market for something called porn. >> right. >> now, if people say it's the sounds that made them sick, then
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why are so many of you watching porn, okay? >> that's a good, good question. >> we want you to go on our facebook and tell us if you're mad at us again. they are not mad at me, i don't read this stuff. it's you, hoda. you have an awful lot to do with it. >> it is bad when you read things. sometimes it's better not to know. >> i don't know. i don't want to know. i don't care. my joy is not negotiable. >> if you drank a lot in your lifetime. >> or did lots of other things that are really, really bad for you. >> what would you look like in ten years? >> there's a little test, it's "prevention" magazine. ten questions. >> they have a website and you can figure out. we have the questions, how often do you wear sunscreen, do you smoke, et cetera, et cetera. >> choices are all kinds of different things. >> then they take your photo somehow, through magic, then alter it. >> i think you submit it. >> maybe. it's magic.
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>> it happens. let's see what our results are. here's the before pictures of us and the after. >> okay. >> apparently. >> okay, that's me in ten years? at the age of 70? i look whiter. >> that's pretty cool. >> a little jelly-er. i'm not thrilled about it, but i'll take it. >> oh, not good. i look the same. it's the jowls. i already have that going on, i don't care. >> you said you don't wear any sunscreen at all. >> unless it's in the lotion i previously -- >> you don't buy it because that. >> it has it in there. we had a thing yesterday where we talked about kathie lee likes her things orderly. >> we have cards, i don't know where hoda's are. everything's broken here. regardless of what you've read. and everything's broken, and so
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we got these yesterday. i thought, well, that's fun. very nice and orderly. hoda did this to hers. >> i like to have shorter sheets. >> and sheets with this on it with nothing that can help you at all. >> we asked why is it you like things so precise with such precision and why do i have piles of ripped-up things. >> useless. psychiatrist dr. janet taylor is here, we like her a lot. >> this is what she said about each of us, kathie lee, you are conscientious, planned, targeted for achievement no matter what the circumstance, you're disciplined, you'll say, wait a minute, let's figure this out first, think it through. >> hoda is open, going with the flow, creative, adaptable, will think, whatever, i'll make this work. >> you know what, it's true. >> absolutely right. she has an advantage, she knows us. >> she does know us. >> let's find somebody with no idea who we are. >> in addition to this party
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that's going to be going on all throughout the show, we are going to go outside for the last few minutes of our show, because mt. rockefeller is outside. apparently, the olympics begin in one year from today. >> they will not be sending us, because they are terrified of an international incident, but that's all right, we'll celebrate with them. >> we are going to we saw those guys do theirs, and we're going to show them how it's done. we're going to get on that mountain. >> i'm a little frightened. yesterday, i was walking down to our gym, i'm holding bambino -- we were going down to work out like we do every day. >> you slipped? >> yeah. i don't know what's going to happen to me on mt. rockefeller. all right, we're just getting the party started. >> a girl always ready for a good time. >> from "fashion police," kelly osbourne. we're going to talk to her right after this. ♪
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♪ "today's style" is brought to you by yoplait. learn how to take your look from good to so good with tips from "today's" style experts. >> in "today's style," as the daughter of rock royalty kelly osbourne is known as a fashion critic on e's "fashion police." >> to celebrate the super bowl, they had their own super bowl. at the end of the show, each host did their own touchdown dance.
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let's take a look at kelly's. ♪ >> damn, girl! >> wow! >> okay. >> i wish we could look at joan's. >> joan's was absolutely amazing. >> was it? >> george shocked me in a way that i didn't think he possibly could. >> how so? >> because, he came in, george doesn't wear jeans like that. it didn't even occur to me that they were going to be rip-away jeans. i had to literally get explained what a touchdown dance was and why they did it. >> yes. >> when we were filming it, it was one of the funnest shows we filmed because none of us know anything about football. >> i know a lot. when we get to commercial, tell me what the touchdown dance is, because that i don't know. okay? >> literally, honestly, we knew
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nothing. as i say, more fun. >> i don't know how you guys don't just fall apart laughing. >> we do. >> grammys are this weekend. are you going to be on the red carpet again talking about things? >> i am. i'm getting on a plane to go back tonight. then on "fashion police" in the morning, then we make predictions, as well, on what we hope and think people are going to be wearing to get a better idea of what is available on the red carpet right now. it's a lot of research, but the grammys are really fun. people like to go big. >> nobody plays it safe at the grammys. >> that's what i love. i really appreciate it. >> which is more you than joan. joan tends to love more of the traditional elegant style, doesn't she? you're the one that's out there with this stuff, with the fashion. >> i do have purple hair. joan, you know, look at pictures throughout her career, people forget, like, she's always dressed incredibly.
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>> yeah. she loves that. >> all of her stuff from years ago, and i'm like, do you still have that? >> you know what, constantly, to pay for her habit. she's addicted to fantastic clothes. >> even in her house, what you would think is a wall isn't a wall, it's a cupboard, closet. where else have you got stuff hidden? >> everywhere. everywhere. >> a lot of these celebs are on the red carpet. is there somebody who stands out to you this year? >> in the music world? >> all the world. >> music world, always going to be rihanna and adele for two different reasons. adele because she's so classic and found her token style and is so eloquent and beautiful as well as elegant. whenever she's on the carpet. and rihanna because she can go from, like, her caribbean, you know, east london street style to couture and have it be as equally mind blowing. when it comes to film, i think
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kerry washington has just taken the cake. >> has she really? >> she somehow manages to pull off so many different trends at once and still make them work. >> she's a beautiful girl anyway. >> she's also really, really, really nice. >> that's not supposed to influence your decisions, right? >> i don't do that, but it is just one of those things when you look up to somebody so much for their fashion and you do meet them and they don't disappoint, it's a definite, like, aww. >> what happens if you love somebody, say you love kerry, and she shows up in a horrible outfit, what do you do then for a person you really love? >> they ask me what i think of it, and i tell them the truth. >> you do? >> yeah, i would want somebody to do the same for me, just like if i walked out with a boogey in my nose. i'd want someone to tell me. >> i've got to agree with her there. >> kelly, thank you for coming. always good to see you. >> all the best and have fun with everybody. have fun at the grammys. catch "fashion police" on sunday nights at 10:00 on e!
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you're watching "today in the bay." >> good morning. it's 10:26. i'm marla tellez. a high profile court hearing is happening in the south bay. today prosecutors will ask a judge to add raven victim's name. they say she's a prostitute who gave three gang members information that allowed them to break into ravi kumar's mansion. kumar was robbed, then killed. his wife was beaten, but survived.
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welcome back. taking a live look beautiful day over san bruno. hazy but more sunshine than yesterday. temperatures will be warmer as a result of all that sunshine coming in. 60 in livermore, 59 in santa teresa. those showers are moving in quickly. we'll time out our next cool front later today. we're looking at the bay bridge. incline and actually flow into the city you can see it smoothly on this side as well as on the city side. a nice easy drive. the map shows you in the city there is an issue.
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reports of some debris. and there is an issue right by the connector causing slowing heading up into that area. also the south bay we're looking at some issues through mill bury. a deputy sheriff going on today at 11:00. his funeral service on broadway in mill bury. we expect a lot of surface traffic. be aware that that procession is led by camino. the next few hours. back to you, marl lancht thanks so much. we'll have more of the day's top stories in 30 minutes. welcome back to "today" on this wines day wednesday. we have d.j. mel in the house. guys, he's cranking up some great music for us. we have kathie lee gifford across the street, and in the
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studio, we are having a party as we wait for you. look at the party, here it is. hold on. it's coming. go. okay. any who -- wait, come on, gary. gary! it's stuck on the lights! >> oh! >> any who, it was going to -- anyways -- wait, hold on! hold on. go ahead, joe! >> that's it, joe. >> this is the worst -- this is the worst ever! all right. anyway, joe levy is the editor of "snowboard" magazine. kathie lee is across the street. we are going to start off with a margarita from margaritaville, apparently. anyway, we'll have kathie lee do our thing. >> this lovely lady is from lake
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placid, florida. who knew there was one? which artist did not tie for most nominations at this year's grammy awards? did not tie, yeah. it's, you know, a one-hour show. >> fun? >> you're going to love hoda's book! >> what was the question? >> what was the question? how many more of these would you like is the question. did not have the most nominations, that would be beyonce. the others had six, along with kanye west, who had six and a guy from the black keys. >> again, we're having a margarita from margaritaville. kathie lee, back to you. >> finish the lyrics to this song, which is nominated for song of the year.
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♪ we could barely hear it, guys. it's that kelly clarkson song, right? >> get a little taller -- >> huh? >> just because i'm over -- i'm not sure. >> i don't know. >> yes, yes. there we go. there we go. >> what's the proper answer? >> just because i'm lonely. it was correct. kelly clarkson "stronger." now we go on to honoring toby keith's red solo cup. back to you. >> name the artist whose song nominated for "record of the year." ♪ tonight, we are young ♪ >> fun? >> apparently, nobody knows. >> answer is right. >> fun, huge, huge pop hit. and now i guess we're honoring
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the neil diamond song "red, red wine." >> i love being inside for this segment. kathie, over to you. >> i'm having fun, too. you're from new jersey. true or false, british boy band one direction is nominated for "best new artist"? >> true? >> no. >> that's a shame. >> you're going to love the book. >> many accomplishments this year, besides being on the "today" show, two new albums at number one, sold more than a million copies in the space of one calendar year. >> cheers. go, kathie. >> my friend rupert holmes who wrote that. finish the lyrics to this song which is nominated for "best pop duo/group performance." ♪ everybody stops and staring at me ♪ ♪ i got a passion in my pants and i ain't afraid to show it ♪ >> it's by justin.
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i know it. >> somebody's got something in their pants. that's all i know. >> i don't know. it's a justin borenni song for sure. i don't know. >> i'm sexy and i know it. >> tequila sunrise in honor of the eagles' song "tequila sunrise." >> this is the best segment ever. joe, thanks, sweetie. kathie lee is coming back across the street. they are already moving for the next challenge. we're going to find out how much weight they've lost on the joy fit club right after this. en-joy. ♪ we replaced joe's smart phone with a samsung galaxy ii from straight talk wireless. he'll get the same great nationwide coverage for half the cost. let's see if he notices. everyone noticed.
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[ female announcer ] we always make our kraft singles with milk, and no artificial flavors, so you can be sure there's no single thing better for your grilled cheese. ♪ life is amazing ♪ with the love that i've found ♪ ♪ it is week four of our en-joy getting fit series where our two teams battle it out to lose the most weight. today we'll be making smoothies. first, you know them and you love them. team hoda! >> kathie lee. >> i wish they wouldn't do this phonetically. zakiya, heidi, and joy bauer! >> hi! >> this is the nail-biting part when you do the weight. >> before i do, i want to say
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all of these stunning ladies went into this challenge needing to use various amounts of weight, but the common thread was they all had an elevated bmi, body mass index. when you see their numbers on the screen, you are going to be amazed. not only are they losing weight, their bmis are going down, so they are looking thinner on the outside, but their insides are getting healthier, as well. >> let's start, shall we? >> first, yelena. yelena lost a total of 13 pounds! look at her bmi going down. >> good job! >> good for you, sweetie. >> jessica is down a total of 13 pounds. >> jessica! look at those bmis. mindi is down a total of 18 pounds. >> way to go! >> follow the plan, it works. >> three weeks, down 44 pounds. >> cathy is down a total of nine
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pounds. >> okay! >> zakiya is down a total of 13 pounds. >> zakiya! >> heidi is down a total of 16 pounds. >> wow! >> what's going to happen today? >> this is the ultimate smoothie making competition. so, they have 90 seconds to select all of these healthy and not so healthy ingredients in front of them that they are going to pop in a smoothie, then they are going to take it to their panel of judges, our food guru. i'm going to rate them on a scale of 1 to 5 for health, 5 being uber healthy, 1 being not too much. and bianca is going to rate 1 to 5 for taste. >> we're going to watch them. >> start the clock. are you ready? go for it! >> use your fingers. >> 90 seconds. >> use your fingers. >> dump it. dump it.
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>> come on, come on! >> jump in there. come on. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. get your fingers, get dirty. >> get in. >> oh, yeah. i like it. come on. >> we'll put these up on the web after. >> you got it. >> throw the fruit in, you guys. throw it in there. come on, come on. >> pepper? >> okay. how much time is left? >> 42 seconds. 42 seconds. ♪ >> hold it down. here. got it? >> all right. >> put your ingredients on the tray. ingredients on the tray.
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♪ >> nine, eight, seven, six -- five, four, three -- that's it. >> okay! >> here we go. >> okay. so, we have bianca. >> tasting portion. >> so, in terms of the health, these are all of your ingredients. okay. black seeds, honey yogurt, spinach, banana. on a scale of 1 to 5 for health, you guys are going to get a 4. >> a 4? 1 to 10? >> 1 to 5. i gave it a 4. >> taste it first. >> hold on. we got something.
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>> wait. what do you give it? >> scale of 1 to 5. >> 4, 3. >> we got a 4. you got a 3. nice try. nice talking to you. >> i beg to differ. >> i'm going to give this one a 3. this one got a 3. >> then it's a tie. >> that's great. you know what, that's a 5, ladies. that's a 5. >> delicious. coming up, valentine's day treats you can make for the kids with five ingredients or less. first, these messages. i'll give you five. need a good reason to change shampoo? l'oreal paris creates new total repair 5. our most advanced level of haircare. it fights five of the top hair problems. total repair 5 with ceramide targets weak, limp, lifeless, dull, and straw-like hair. my hair is transformed, full. feels stronger with a healthy shine.
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♪ on today celebrate valentine's day, easy treats you
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can make with your little sweethearts at home. >> no better way to put a smile on your kids' face with homemade pizza and snacks. delicious ideas using five ingredients or less. >> five ingredients or less. >> love to be in the kitchen with their mama. >> they do. we're about the busy mom's guide to being simple. let's keep it easy. >> that's what i was going to suggest. >> keeping it simple, can you help with these? these are flirty fruit kabobs, and you simply cut your fruit into little tiny hearts. what kid doesn't like fruit on a stick, right? they are going to eat about anything if it's on a stick. they are healthy and delicious and use whatever fruit is in season. >> very cute. okay. >> okay. >> very nice, hoda. >> very nice. okay, i don't know if this counts as cooking, to be honest with you, cookie cutter. one of the things i really like to do is mix it up with my ids
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kids. so, we're having a valentine's day breakfast, so this is taking toaster waffle, adding a little low-fat yogurt and putting fruit on top. these are our very berry waffles, three minutes instead of three hours. >> what kid doesn't like this? come on. >> do these for classroom parties, use pre-made pizza crusts. >> everything is so simple. >> i know. that's what we're all about. you can do this at dinnertime, for your family, really cute on valentine's day, or do it on your own. if you want to dive in. >> i don't like onions. >> onions out. >> it's bad for your breath, isn't it? looks like those are nice bell peppers. >> i don't like those. >> what about cheese? more cheese the better as far as i'm concerned. those are valentines bret zels. so simple. dip the bret zels into
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microwavmicrowave ed chocolate. sprinkles, candy, anything you've got. >> love it. >> thank you very, very much. happy valentine's day. treats for up our alley. >> we're throwing a wine party. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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all right. we are here at rockefeller. kathie lee is on her way up the stairs. >> hi! >> hello, hoda. >> one year until the olympics are in sochi, russia, so we wanted a little vodka. come on in, boys. >> cute guys. >> finishing off our day. >> take a sip? >> yeah. >> all right, guys. put it on ice.
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thank you. >> what we're going to do, we're going to have a little race. that's your tube. this is my tube. i guess we get in them and go down. are you ready? >> look out for that thing. ready? okay. >> okay. >> look out for that. >> i don't want to go. >> i know. >> wait. >> what do you mean make sure? how do you steer? ready? set! ahh! >> that was fun! >> okay. >> how are you? >> how are you? >> i can't hear you. >> pull this off.
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>> wait a second, we're done with your "ladies home journal" thing? >> let's drink! >> what's wrong with you? >> look at these cute drinks you're going to sip your wine out of. >> thank you. >> adorable. >> nice sledding, by the way. >> what are these guys? >> keep your wine chilled or champagne chilled. they are like cold rocks but are more feminine, more beautiful. >> put them in the freezer? >> yes, wine pearls. they are beautiful to put in all the glasses. this is fun for your drinking. it's an aerator. so these hand-blown glass aerates the wine, brings out the flavors as you drink it. >> only for red wine, right? >> right. let it breathe a bit, right? okay, let's see your wine.
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>> what do you mean? >> these are people with real problems. >> lip gloss. >> i have a question before we continue. did you think we'd be able to do this whole month? >> i am so proud of you. >> of course, you did! >> i mean, you guys bent it a little. >> no, we didn't! >> never, never, never. >> that was not true. >> i think that was an awesome challenge. chocolate-covered wine bottles. you can choose a bottle of wine, have it dipped in dark chocolate or milk chocolate. it peels right off. >> so you eat that? >> yes. >> very cute. >> eat it with your wine. it's a perfect pairing for girl's night. these are chocolate-covered, wine-infused grapes. they are raisin-ets.
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some have bleu cheese, some are chocolate covered. candles in recycled wine bottles, so they are inspired by chardonnay, pinot, noir, all the flavors of wine. >> come back tomorrow. it's going to be an even better show. >> i think i got the bleu cheese one. have a great day, everybody. >> i got bleu cheese. >> so did i.
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nbc bay area news starts now. >> good morning, everybody. thank you very much for joining us. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm marla tellez. happening right now in the east bay, an escalating situation in
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emeryville where emergency crews have just evacuated another building as police and firefighters investigate a bomb threat. these pictures coming to you from our nbc chopper, that's why it was breaking up just a little bit there. officials say the bomb threat targeted an office building rented by the lawrence berkry lab on holla street. that building was evacuated at 7:30 this morning. now we're learning the nearby boss building which is kitty-corner to the lab, has been cleared of employees as well while a bomb technician enters the lab building fully suited up. officials won't confirm if they did in fact find an actual bomb. we'll bring you updates just as soon as we get them. new details to tell you about this morning. and we're getting our first look at the teenager found dead at a fairfield park friday morning. police releasing a brand new photo of the girl late yesterday. we now have cell phone video taken just
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